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Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links

01 Sep
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Some social bookmark sites like Propeller.com pass on link juice, while some use the NoFollow attribute. But do not let the use of NoFollow fool you, the search engines are looking beyond the incoming links from social bookmarking sites to gauge their value to their search indexes. The external metadata compiled via user generated descriptions, tags, titles and categorization is incredibly valued by the search engines, as in the same philosophy as anchored backlinks, descriptive content about a web site defined by the users of that site who are not associated with the marketing or coding of that site, can be extremely powerful in gauging the importance and relevance of the content and tags which are used on that site. [...] Read the Rest

 

Introduction – What Is SEO

31 Aug
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How Search Engines Work The first basic truth you should know to learn SEO is that search engines are not humans. While this is likely to be apparent for everyone, the variations between how people and search engines view internet pages aren’t. Unlike people, search engines are text-driven. Although technology advances rapidly, search engines are far from intelligent creatures that can feel the beauty of a cool design or enjoy the sounds and motion in movies. As an alternative, search engines crawl the Net, taking a look at particular website items (primarily text) to get an idea what a web site is about. This brief rationalization is just not essentially the most exact because as we will see next, search [...] Read the Rest

 

Internet Explorer 6 – Not as Unpopular as you Might Think!

30 Aug
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Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 6 some 10 years ago around the same time as Windows XP. Lot has changed in the browser world since then but IE 6, the most criticized browser of all times, refuses to go away. According to recent data from Net Applications, one-third of all Internet users in China still rely on Internet Explorer 6 to go online while in South Korea, IE 6 market-share is as has as ~25%. Overall, IE 6 is used by 12% users world-wide. A World free of Internet Explorer 6 In a bid to encourage Internet Explorer 6 users migrate to modern browsers, Microsoft has put up a new website – IE6Countdown.com – where you can watch the current usage of [...] Read the Rest

 

SEO Tips for Link Flow Distribution

29 Aug
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What is link flow distribution in a website and why should you care? Link flow is a metric implemented in SEO which assesses the volume of link equity (accumulated PageRank, citation factor and nodes of relevance) a page has and how it passes along that equity via outbound links to other internal or external pages. Depending on the degree of inbound links from other pages within your website or from other web pages online provide characteristics that distinguish that page in search engines. For example, a page can rank in search engines as a result of: Aggregate On page Factors Consolidated internal links Off page inbound links (with specific anchor text) Domain authority and some degree of on page correlation [...] Read the Rest

 

5 Ways to Annoy the Search Engines

27 Aug
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The search engines don’t take kindly to sites that try to manipulate the search results in their favor. Black Hat SEO firms and spammers are constantly looking for new ways to twist the ranking factors. For instance, having a lot of links pointing to your site is important for SEO, so spammers get links from low quality, spammy sites to boost their link number. Never mind that these links are coming from spam blogs, they choose quantity over quality. 1. Throwaway domains Google specifically warns against throwaway domains in their SEO Webmaster Guidelines. A throwaway domain is a domain that has very little real value, and is just used to build link popularity to a second site. Many black hat [...] Read the Rest